Rob McClure, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal in the title role of the recently closed Mrs. Doubtfire, will don a new costume for the lead in the Off-Broadway popular revival of Little Shop of Horrors.
After current star Skylar Astin leaves the show early to begin work on the upcoming fall CBS drama series So Help Me Todd with Marsha Gay Harden, McClure will take over the role of Seymour on Tuesday, July 12.
Producers Tom Kirdahy, Robert Ahrens, and Hunter Arnold from Little Shop revealed the casting today.
McClure’s Broadway credits include Beetlejuice, Something Rotten, Noises Off, Chaplin, and, most recently, Mrs. Doubtfire in the title role.
After returning from a Covid break in April, the musical closed on May 29; McClure is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role/Musical at the Tony Awards this Sunday.
On July 3 at the Westside Theatre Off-Broadway, Astin (Pitch Perfect, Spring Awakening) will perform his final performance as Seymour.
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McClure will co-star alongside Tammy Blanchard as Audrey and Christian Borle as Orin Scrivello, DDS in Little Shop, the classic sci-fi musical comedy by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken directed by Michael Mayer. Stuart Zagnit, Aaron Arnell Harrington, Khalifa White, Cristina Raé, and Khadija Sankoh are among the supporting cast members. From July 5 through July 10, Evan Alexander Smith will portray Seymour.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the musical revival began performances, and on Thursday, October 17, 2019, it opened to critical acclaim. Jonathan Groff starred as Seymour in the original performance.